One of the most valuable roles of a board is governing quality. The expansion of health services beyond hospital walls has created complexity in terms of what to govern to support high-quality care and how to oversee quality outside of the traditional hospital setting and across the healthcare continuum.
|Board Discussion Guide on Creating a Culture of Quality and Patient Safety|
BoardBRIEFS and Additional Resources
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Resource:
Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality
To help health system leaders and boards use their governance time most effectively, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has created a white paper that includes three components:
- Framework for Governance of Health System Quality: A clear, actionable framework for oversight of all the dimensions of quality;
- Governance of Quality Assessment: A tool for trustees and health system leaders to evaluate and score current quality oversight processes and assess progress in improving board quality oversight over time; and
- Three Support Guides: Three central knowledge area support guides for governance of quality (Core Quality Knowledge, Core Improvement System Knowledge, and Board Culture and Commitment to Quality), which health system leaders and governance educators can use to advance their education for trustees.
Note: governWell thanks the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for making this resource available.